A heuristical solution method to separable nonlinear programming problems

Kaj Mikael Björk*, József Mezei

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


There are many methods for the solution of nonlinear programming (NLP) problems. This paper presents a new method, a heuristic, for the solution of large-scale separable NLP-problems. In this paper, separable NLP-problems are referred to a problem structure where each variable, in the problem, is only found in terms with a single variable. The method can tackle separable MINLP-problems as well. The proposed method is used to solve some smaller examples in order to show the usefulness of it on real problems.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalInternational Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)230-242
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 26.07.2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • mixed integer nonlinear programming
  • MILP
  • mixed integer programming
  • nonlinear programming
  • NLP
  • optimisation
  • heuristics


Dive into the research topics of 'A heuristical solution method to separable nonlinear programming problems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this